A small town girl making the big city home. She loves everything DC, and is slowly introducing her one-year-old to the world of Smithsonians, monuments, cherry blossoms and the DMV. A perfect day in town would include breakfast at Eastern Market (or Founding Farmers), checking out the National Gallery of Art, a burger and/or shake at Good Stuff or sandwich from Taylor Made, the two mile walk around the monuments, and cupcakes from Sprinkles (or Georgetown Cupcake if the line isn't forever long) to go.

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I Am A Washington DC Woman

Hi, I’m Brooke. And I’m more than thrilled to have the opportunity to write about two things I love: my baby, and living in our nation’s capital. The DC/NoVA/MD area is beautiful and brimming with adventures for wee-ones… and history lovers like myself.

A little about me: my husband and I moved to the area five years ago shortly after saying our “I Dos.” We spent the next few years exploring this area as much as we could, not knowing how long we’d be here. Five years later, I’d say this could be pretty permanent. I spent time working with a defense contractor, but am now fortunate to spend the next couple years at home with my one-year-old daughter.

The babe is a joy in my life and bursting with personality. Every time I think she’s got a bit of a tomboy in her, she piles on the jewelry and insists on carrying a purse. There’s no telling if she’s more my husband or me… to us, she’s just Olivia.

I recently introduced her to a few of my favorite places including the National Zoo and the National Arboretum. Our favorite park dates back to Civil War times (Fort Ward in Alexandria). She’s a sucker for a good burger and I can’t pass up one of Good Stuff Eatery’s hand spun milkshakes.

We get along so well.

I am usually outside, unless it’s a thousand percent humidity. And well, if it’s July or August, I can usually stay busy with a craft or good book near the A/C. I enjoy a hard spin class and running. I love the Cherry Blossoms, and go every year, even though they undoubtedly look the same.

I am the kind of local who never gets tired of being a tourist– without actually being the tourist you hate on the metro. I am a Washington DC mama.

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